Summer Volunteer Program 2020

Through the 2020 Summer Volunteer Program, the India Student Hub aspired to humbly engage 62 Indian students (in the US) in India’s development through five verticals:

EduVenture: Advice Incoming Indian Students

Team Leads: Saiansha Panangipalli and Zara FarooqTeam Members: Anudit Verma, Anusha Gupta, Bhaskar Joshi, Jahnavi Mahindra, Janhavi Upadhyay, Naveen Kandlapalli, Neha Jain, Prateeksha Rout, and Siddhartha Dogra

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This Summer vertical created 4 blog posts (including videos, text and creative infographics) to advice the incoming Indian students. Each blog post retained a Covid-19 centric narrative, as due consideration for how the pandemic would impact students remained an unwavering theme throughout each article.

Sunakshi Chaudhary - S&

Science & Technology

Team Leads: Sunakshi Chowdhary and Sathvik Prasad
Team Members: Alisa Chakraborty, Chaitali Choudhari, Mruganka Sandip Parasnis, Shashank Rajiv Lochan, Shaunak Potdar, and Tanay Bhagwat

This vertical conducted 2 interviews of esteemed professionals in STEM fields. The interview sessions were centered around the India-US Science & Technology ecosystem and STEM education culture in both the countries.

Education Policy

Team Leads: Venkat Nag Kolachalam and Mugdha Ghaisas
Team Members: Arsum Pathak, Mary Joseph, Medha Maindwal, Nivedita Sastry Ramanath, Sandhya Vaidyanathan, Sanya Ratan, Shreyas Mohan, Surbhi Puri, and Swapnil Saurav

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This Summer vertical conducted an analysis of India's National Education Policy 2020 from a student's perspective in an attempt to analyze the policy and provide recommendations to the respective stakeholders.

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Education Collaborations

Team Leads: Nikhil Goyal and Mugdha Ghaisas
Team Members: Aditya Soni, Raj Soni, Saloney Chhajed, Sanket Ramesh Joshi, Shailaja Keyur Sampat, and Shreenidhi Pradeep Tarte

This Summer vertical created a solid foundation towards building potential US - India collaborations for Fall.

Education Outreach

Team Leads: Siddhartha Dogra and Rakshit More
Team Members: Ankitha Vasudev, Dhanvi Ayar, Jainam Vipul Shah, Shivani Goel, Siya Sharma, Soumitra Surange, Praveen Manimangalam, Tony Xavier, Varadaraya Ganesh Shenoy, Naisargi Jaiswal, and Harsh Pingle

Rakshit More - Education Outreach.mp4

The Education Outreach Summer Vertical was poised to host a hackathon for farming innovation, and ended up instead in deep conversation and learning journey with an organic farmer that has flipped their understanding of our relationship with nature. The mission now seems to be about observing/learning from nature, instead of trying to control her.

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Women's Leadership Program

Team Leads: Cherie Singh and Mansi Bhosle
Team Members: Abhisri Nath, Aditi Vaishali Thapar, Gurmandeep Kaur, Nisarga Patil, Pooja Bailey, Srishti Jha, Sukanya Sanjay Kulkarni, and Sushree Shrabani Dash

This vertical created and tested the Women's Leadership Fall Pilot Program for young women in the United States to realize their inner potential and create transformational experiences for themselves and their communities.